The oldest building in Whitchurch is the Old Eagles in Watergate Street. It was probably built during the 14th century but only became a pub in 1868.
There are other half-timbered buildings alongside and further up the street.
High Street has many fine buildings many of which are older than their replacement Georgian frontages would suggest.
Many of Whitchurch’s independent businesses are here. Take time out for a coffee, browse around the gift shops, buy local meat or have a meal at one of the pubs or restaurants.
Dodington is another street with a collection of important buildings. A large ‘History on the Spot’ board tells you about the buildings and historical events which took place in this part of the town. Find this board outside the former St. Catherine’s Church at the top of the street.
Staggs Brook in the White Lion Meadow [Tesco] Car Park is a favourite haunt for water voles. If you look carefully along the edges of the brook you may be lucky to see one of these secretive little animals.
St Alkmund’s Church
At the top of High Street, St Alkmund’s Church is the most important building in Whitchurch. It is the largest Georgian church in the county outside Shrewsbury and is Grade 1 listed.
For more information about the church and about services go to stalkmunds.com
Victoria Jubilee Park
Victoria Jubilee Park is a large open space with neatly kept flower beds and grassed areas. There is children’s play equipment, a bandstand and a number of picnic benches.